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Peter Kenworthy

Peter Kenworthy has a degree in International Development Studies and English from Roskilde University and has worked for several NGOs, including Amnesty International and Africa Contact. He is a contributing author to “African Awakening: The emerging revolutions“.

Peter Kenworthy

Denmark to vote on recognition of Western Sahara

Jan 23, 2014 1

Danish party the Red-Green Alliance (RGA) Thursday put forward a bill that would see Denmark recognise the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), a state formed by the indigenous population of Africa’s last colony, the Saharawis of Western Sahara, in 1976 ...

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Voices from occupied Western Sahara

Dec 19, 2013 5

Two Danish journalists, Ane Nordentoft and Ingrid Pedersen, visited occupied Western Sahara in November. They travelled there as tourists as Morocco doesn’t allow journalists to visit the colony, and they were subsequently under constant surveillance by plain-clothes police during their ...

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Mohamed Sidati speaks at Mandela memorial in Copenhagen

Dec 17, 2013 0

The former anti-apartheid movement in Denmark, Africa Contact, held a memorial for Nelson Mandela in Copenhagen on Monday. About a thousand people took part in what was also a celebration of Mandela’s life and struggle for freedom and justice. A ...

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Maxwell gets student activist award

Sep 3, 2013 1

Swazi activist and student leader, Maxwell Dlamini, has been given the All-Africa Students’ Union’s 2013 Student Activist Award, for ”the role he has played in Swazi and African students’ movements.” ”The Union truly appreciates your many years of dedication and ...

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Court case against Swazi activists is a farce

Aug 30, 2013 0

The court case of two political activists in the tiny absolute monarchy of Swaziland is getting increasingly farcical. Secretary General of youth league SWAYOCO, Maxwell Dlamini, and political activist Musa Ngubeni were arrested in 2011 on charges of contravening Swaziland’s ...

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Swazi ”selections” begin

Aug 29, 2013 0

Swaziland’s elections have started, elections that many people in the small absolute monarchy jokingly refer to as “selections”, not elections. The reason for this is obvious, if you bother to scratch a little below the surface of Swaziland’s so-called traditional ...

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